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Can anyone advise me of the procedure for removing the headlamp on a 2003 RR. The new headlight came as a complete unit with the wiper attached, but to take out the old one and install a new one complete with the wiper seems to be very involved as the bolts are behind a plastic panel. For that reason I attemped to uncouple the headlight from the light wiper section, but although I got the two screws out it proved impossible because the grey plastic surround the wiper shaft could not be pushed under the headlight when I tried to pull it out, although it was possible to do this on the new headlight prior to being fited. I did remove the indicator/marker lights and the grill.

How do I get it out with destroying things? Can the wiper arm be removed from the shaft to allow the unit to come out?

Any help would be appreciated.

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RAVE has pictured and details for removal. GO to lighting/repairs/headlamp assembly repair 86.40.55.

If you don't have RAVE download it from the internet as you will definately need it in the future.
 

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The headlight wiper (motor) on my 2003 is not, NOT attached to the head light housing. Now the wiper face plate is, and just unsnaps, and that will make getting the housing on to it's (slide on mounting tabs at it's base) easer.

Head light wiper motor mounting is also tricky. The repair manual says to remove the bumper cover. just to get to the two screws, but it can be done with out removing the cover.

Left head light is easy to remove, right side (Petrol types engine RRs) you have to remove the Air Cleaner. Grill need to be removed for ether, as do the side marker lights.

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Thanks for the responses. I wish I'd had that pictorial guide last week. I managed to download RAVE and got the wiper off with difficulty and then light out without a problem. It's quite to difficult to pull the nut cover back without breaking it.

The new light is in and working properly. The only puzzle is that the old light had two connectors - a large one and a small one. The small one is not on the new headlight, but not having it seems to make no difference and causes no error messages. I asked my LR specialist if it was for levelling. He thought this was possible as, according to him, LR have removed this from later modules as it caused so much trouble and it has to be coded out of the necessary modules. Is this correct? Does anyone know for sure what the smaller connector is for?

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